Increasing popularity of electric commercial vehicles

9 March '21, written by  Moving Intelligence

In the first two months of 2021 the sales of electric commercial vehicles has grown explosively. In the last quarter of 2020 a big growth of sales was established, a trend that was set through in january and february. In comparison to the first two months of 2020 sales grew by 180%

Nieuwkomers meest gewild

Elektrische bedrijfswagens zijn niet nieuw, maar lijken de laatste tijd wel in populariteit te winnen. Uit onderzoek van dataleverancier VWE blijkt de top 10 van meest verkochte modellen daarnaast een aantal verrassende namen te bevatten. Hoewel de gevestigde orde als Volkswagen, Mercedes, Peugeot en Citroën hun elektrische bedrijfswagens goed verkopen, zijn het de nieuwkomers die het beste zaken deden. Het Chinese SAIC neemt de eerste plek in de top 10 in, met 82 verkochte exemplaren van hun model Maxus. De sterke wisselingen in de meest verkochte merken laat tevens zien dat de markt voor elektrische bedrijfswagens nog volop aan het ontwikkelen is en er nog veel ruimte is voor groei.

Newcomers most wanted

Electric commercial vehicles are not new to the market, but are increasing in popularity lately. Data provider VWE has put together a top 10 of the most sold models, in which some surprising brands are shown, Although the established brands like Volkswagen, Mercedes, Peugeot and Citroen are selling well, it’s the newcomers to the market that sell the best, The Chinese brand SAIC takes the top position in the top 10, with 82 sales of their Maxus model. The variety in the most sold vehicles als show that the market for electric commercial vehicles is still developing and that there is much room for growth.

Delivery services change to electric driving

Electric commercial vehicles are particularly interesting for delivery services. We all know the little delivery car of, for instance, online supermarket Picnic, but also renowned names as DHL, HelloFresh and Coolblkue are switching to electric driving. To enhance sustainability, but also to be able to deliver in city centres. More city centres are setting restrictions for conventional diesel engines, because of that electric driving is being stimulated.

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Source: movingintelligence.com